Originally Posted by jachard
My apologies if this has been answered in this thread earlier but I didn't see it.....
Does this effect 2012 MY bikes? Just wondering since I just got a 2012 GS and will be using it for some longer trips and would like to address this now. Also, do the new bikes come with metal or plastic quick disconnects?
2012 bikes have a ring attached to prevent cracking. You still have the plastic Quick Disconnects. I wouldn't sweat the QDs for now. When you get around 36K you ming want to consider upgrading the QDs to metal.